Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has his first career three-homer game. Here’s video of his third big fly of the night Wednesday — a solo shot off Padres starter Andrew Cashner …
Gonzalez also homered Monday and Tuesday, so he’s already up to five on the year. “A-Gone” is the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to tally five home runs in his team’s first three games.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.